2007 Resident Coordinator Annual Report
Country Situation Analysis

The 12th General Elections held in March 2008 resulted, for the first time, in the ruling UMNO coalition winning only with a simple majority. The ruling coalition failed to secure a two-thirds majority, the first time this had happened since the May 1969 General Election. In state assembly elections, the government lost control over five major states, namely Penang, Kedah, Perak, Selangor, and Kelantan.

The 9th Malaysian Plan (9MP) Mid Term Review was announced in June 2008 amidst rising oil prices as well as the gathering global financial and economic crisis. The review concluded that Malaysia experienced favourable economic performance with real GDP growth slightly surpassing the 9th Malaysia Plan’s target despite the challenging global economic environment. This has resulted in higher per capita income.

2008 has, nevertheless, been a crossroads for Malaysia, both economically and politically. Oil and commodity prices, two of the staples of its national budget have now plummeted while exports and foreign direct investment also declined significantly in the last quarter of 2008. Building on its experience in handling the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and its relatively strong fiscal position, the government of Malaysia in November 2008 announced a RM 7 billion stimulus package designed to boost domestic consumption and help cushion the economy from the crisis’ worst impacts. While the financial sector is better regulated and was therefore relatively less exposed compared with the financial sectors of many other economies around the world, the impact of the crisis on the real Malaysian economy in 2009 is likely to be severe, especially because it suffers from the vulnerability of “openness” and domestic demand is unlikely to be able to substitute adequately for external demand despite the announcement of at least two stimulus packages (November 2008 and the other expected on 10 March 2009)

Summary on progress towards UNDAF outcomes


Not applicable since there is no UNDAF in Malaysia.

Summary on progress in UN Reform


Progress in UN Reform and Strengthened Coordination

Based on discussions at its January 2008 retreat, the UNCT in Malaysia agreed on a strategy for organising a series of events based on Malaysia’s key development challenges beyond MDG achievement since Malaysia has, at the aggregate level achieved all the MDGs except the one on HIV and AIDS. Some of these challenges lie in the areas of good governance, human rights and development, improving equity in development outcomes, promoting women’s empowerment, and continuing efforts which support initiatives to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Food Crisis - In response to the global escalation of food prices, the UNCT supported the preparation of a Concept Paper outlining the various aspects of the food crisis as it has affected Malaysia. The document looked at the evolving situation, policies, impacts and implications; in particular, emphasis was placed on actions put in place by the Government to respond to the current crisis with a set of related recommendations. The document was shared with the Government.

The UNCT also supported the Joint Action Forum on Food Crisis (JAFFC) on World Food Day, led by Aliran Kesedaran Negara, entitled “The Global Food Crisis: A Malaysian Response”. The forum involved participants from civil society and other stakeholders who discussed the main issues related to the food crisis in Malaysia and the appropriate policies needed to guarantee the fundamental right to food. The recommendations were submitted to the Government, as civil society’s inputs to the country’s response to the food crisis.

MDGs and beyond - The UNCT focused its work on addressing issues beyond the MDGs to help improve the lives of marginalized groups, especially women, children, migrants, refugees, and the disadvantaged; it also addressed some aspects of inequality with the objective of improving equitable development outcomes. In this context, while planned well in advance, the UNCT had to postpone a planned MDG Seminar in the state of Terengganu with key stakeholders due to by-elections in the State. The Seminar was planned to raise awareness and to assess progress made towards the achievement of MDGs in this state, which is one of the poorest in Malaysia.

Nevertheless, the UNCT put the budget allocated for the above event to good use by sponsoring and organizing another event around the important emerging issue of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis to present the UN response to economic slowdown and the continued uncertainty which is currently threatening efforts to tackle the key MDG related concerns of the countries in this region, the UNCT organized a Public Lecture with the theme “Global Financial Crisis and the Economic Slowdown: Implications for S.E.Asia and the United Nations Response” to a wide-ranging audience of approximately 250 people in early 2009. The Public Lecture was delivered by Dr K.S. Jomo, UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), New York. Gender - The UNCT continued its gender related advocacy efforts with various stakeholders to promote gender equality and empowerment and strengthened its efforts on issues related to reproductive health. Moreover, the UNCT in partnership with the Women’s AID Organisation (WAO) coordinated and compiled a CEDAW Brochure, adapted to the local context, for dissemination to national agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs. This brochure is being viewed as a tool to advocate and promote the use of the CEDAW by policy makers and civil society.

Human Rights and Development - In 2008, the UNCT identified a number of substantive human rights and development issues on which it could deepen its involvement by promoting a rights-based approach to national development planning, for example through media campaigns, engaging youth, and support for advocacy oriented seminars.

In addition, in partnership with the Attorney-General’s Chamber of Malaysia, and with Prof. Jaap Doek, former Chairperson of the CRC Committee, UNICEF and UNHCR organized a workshop on ‘International Human Rights Instruments: Compliance with the CRC’ . The Workshop focused on the compliance of the Government of Malaysia with the recommendations of the Committee of the CRC, with particular reference to the existing Malaysian reservations to the Convention. This had contributed to the Government removing some of its reservations to the CRC and has also ensured that mechanisms are established for future reporting processes.

On 15 August 2008, the OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia, in collaboration with the Government, organized the “1st National Consultation of Malaysian NGOs on the Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council”. The workshop was aimed at gathering and discussing inputs from NGOs in Malaysia in order to come up with a systematic and well-structured NGO Report for submission to the OHCHR on 9 September 2008 as an input into Malaysia’s UPR session which was held on 11 February 2009 in Geneva.

In commemoration of Human Rights Day 2008 and the 60th Anniversary of the UDHR, the UNCT also organized a well attended and received “Human Rights Debate” on the continuing relevance of the UDHR in the contemporary context in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) on 16 December 2008. The debate on the theme “universal dignity and justice” reinforced the vision of and commitment to the UDHR and raised awareness of the unfinished human rights agenda with young people and the media. Leaflets and messages summarizing the principles of the UDHR were distributed to students and the public during the event.

The UNCT celebrated UN Day 2008 with the promotion of peace messages from people of all walks of life and the involvement of youth (students and under privileged children).

Coordination Efforts on HIV and AIDS

In 2008, the UNCT HIV/AIDS Theme Group, working in close partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Malaysian AIDS Council, UNAIDS, UNODC, other government agencies, international organizations and Malaysian NGOs, supported programmes related to the implementation of the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS (2006-2010) as well as new policy initiatives on the national Harm Reduction Programme, as its contribution to the achievement of MDG 6 targets and the broader challenge of halting and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country

The recruitment of a UNCT HIV/AIDS Technical Coordinator was finalized in October 2008 with substantive financial funding from the UNAIDS Regional Office in Bangkok to strengthen the substantive, strategic and coordination capacity of the UNCT on HIV and AIDS.

In addition, a media advocacy event to raise awareness on the need for prevention and containment of HIV/AIDS was organized on AIDS Memorial Day 2008. In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2008 the UNCT also provided support for the organization of the “Red Carnival 2008”, and collaborated with PT Foundation and various other groups and communities involved in the public campaign to raise awareness about the need for prevention and containment of HIV/AIDS in Malaysia, as well as for care and support to persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Avian Influenza Action Plan for UN Malaysia

The UNCT continued to work closely with various national agencies and UN OCHA and participated in various regional workshops to reinforce awareness and communication on Avian and Human Influenza. It also provided technical support to the National Preparedness Plan on Avian Flu. A desktop AI Simulation Exercise for Focal Points of UN Agencies, with assistance from an OCHA consultant was also conducted to review the effectiveness of the Malaysian AI Contingency Plan. The outcome of the exercise led to the inclusion of a communication plan and improved plan of action.

HACT Implementation

The UNCT continued its efforts on HACT implementation in Malaysia. Various meetings were held with Government and the UN-Implementing Partners (IP) Steering Committee was formed comprising representatives from Government and UN agencies, to ensure that HACT is rolled-out in January 2009. A HACT training, with assistance from the Regional Office, was conducted for staff from UN agencies, key government agencies, such as the Economic Planning Unit and Ministry of Finance, and proposed implementing partners. The process of recruiting an independent consultant to conduct the macro and micro assessments was initiated and will be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2009. All implementing partners have now also agreed to the use of the FACE form by January 2009.

Security

The UNCT under the leadership of the DO and SMT have continued to maintain extreme vigilance on all security matters affecting UN staff in Malaysia whose numbers had significantly incrased to close to 450 staff by end December 2008. A comparative analysis was conducted to review and recommend improvements to the existing security system for UN Malaysia and to explore the possibility of the relocation of the UN Building, looking at minimum security and safety requirements, in the light of the Algiers attack. The Security Risk Assessment Plan was also updated. In order to reinforce awareness of safety and security of UN staff and UN premises, a security training was conducted for all UN staff. The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the UN Building was also reviewed, and recommendations were made for an enhanced fire safety system and emergency generator for the UN Building, which will be in-place by early 2009.

Key aspects of the proposed 2009 workplan


The UNCT based on its February 2-3, 2009 Retreat expects to develop a more substantive, coherent and strategic framework for 2009 to respond to national development priorities. This should also contribute to the development of the 10th Malaysian Plan, addressing issues which go beyond the MDGs. The UNCT through the Theme Group on HIV/AIDS will continue to strengthen its HIV/AIDS initiatives and formulate more coherent strategies to support the Government and other stakeholders in preparing for the next National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS (2011-2015). In doing so, it will prioritize support for scaling-up the harm reduction programme, and address the increasing feminization of the epidemic. The UNCT will also provide technical support to enable Malaysia’s successful participation in the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Chair of the Theme Group will be represented in the National Country Coordinating Mechanism which is being established to oversee this.

The UNCT will also prioritize monitoring the evolving global financial and economic crisis and its impact and implications for Malaysia’s national development agenda and aspirations, especially how it affects the most vulnerable communities in the short-term and the country’s 2020 Vision in the longer-term. The UNCT will also deepen its involvement and focus on initiatives related to a rights-based approach to development and has just established a new Theme Group on Human Rights and Development in February 2009. Gender related issues will continue to be an important cross-cutting dimension in all activities. Given these new initiatives and the increasing demands and complexity of the RC function and the expectations of greater UN coherence and effectiveness at global, regional and country levels, the UNCT in Malaysia is in urgent need for additional funding to strengthen and support the RC function in 2009.

The UNCT will continue to build alliances and maintain close relations with key Government stakeholders, civil society organisations, academia, private sector, and other regional and international organizations both to advocate UN values and principles and to raise overall profile of a coherent UN in Malaysia.

Recommendations


None




   2008 Results and Use of Funds

2008 Results and Use of Funds
Part One: Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (Results 2008)
Key Result Area Outcome Name Indicate Total Budget Per Outcome Provide an indicative budget delivery amount per outcome in 2008.    Comments
UNDAFOutcome 1Not applicable since there is no UNDAF in Malaysia$0.00$0.00 
UNDAFOutcome 2   
UNDAFOutcome 3   
UNDAFOutcome 4   
UNDAFOutcome 5   
PART 1 TOTAL $0.00 $0.00
Part Two: Coordination Results
Key Results Area Expected Outputs1 Performance Indicators2 Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional Support Needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF Transition Un Agencies3 Other
Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Result Area 1: Coordination for Results
UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy
UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

       
UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration and/or the UNDG Action Plan on the Development Outcome of the World Summit (MDG Action Plan) * 1. Localizing MDG agenda to help address inequality and to improve equity 2. Improve spatial and sub-population social economic issues, linking to child poverty

1. Policy Dialogue on localizing the MDGs in the states of Kelantan and Trengganu.

2. Policy dialogue with key stakeholders and civil society to review the implementation of the recommendations of CEDAW and CRC.

1.Dialogue planned for Nov 2008, had to be postponed due to by-election in the state of Trengganu. 2. Public Lecture by Dr K.S. Jomo themed "Global Financial Crisis and the Economic Slowdown: Implications for S.E.Asia and the UN response" held.Attended by more than 200 participants from various ministries and government authorities, the diplomatic community, NGOs, academia, media and private sector organizations

$20,000.00 $5,138.00

       
UN support to capacity development strategies

       
UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 *

       
Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

       
Other

       
Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration
Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc

       
UN support to aid coordination/management

       
Other

       
UNDAF/Common Programming
Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle *

       
Preparation of CCA/UNDAF

       
Implementation of UNDAF M&E Framework *

       
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation

       
Other

       
Joint Programmes6
Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes *

       
M&E of Joint Programmes

       
Other

       
HACT
Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country * HACT implementation scheduled for Jan. 2009

1.Continue meetings with various line ministries and develop training on HACT. 2.Revised Action Plan initiated by Ex-Com Agencies and Task Force set-up.

1. A Task Force formed with representatives from UNDP, UNICEF & UNFPA 2. Various meetings held with EPU/line ministries 3. Revised Action Plan prepared 4. Completed HACT Training for staff from UN agencies, Govt, and Implementing Partners 5. Formation of UN-IP Steering Committee 6. ToRs for Macro and Micro Assessments prepared 7. Evaluation of consultants for both assessments 8. Implementing Partners agreed to use FACE Form 9. Govt agreed to roll-out mplementation of HACT in 2009

$5,000.00 $2,057.00

       
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

       
Other

       
Gender Equality
UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.) 1. Capacity building & advocacy for gender equality 2. Empowerment and skills devt. for marginalized and indigenous communities

1. Workshop with Women Parliamentarians on gender equality & gender based violence. 2. Workshop on empowering marginalised, indigenous and migrant women.

1. Due to the country's somewhat turbulent political situation, workshops cancelled. 2. Compilation of a CEDAW Brochure, in partnership with Women's AID Organization. The brochure is a tool to advocate and promote the use of the CEDAW framework by policy makers and civil society and will be widely disseminated to govt agencies and NGOs in 2009.

$20,000.00 $5,680.00

       
Capacity development for gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality

       
Other

       
HIV/AIDS
Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * 1. Established HIV/AIDS Theme Group in-place. 2. Support National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS

1. Consultation meetings with key stakeholders, MAC, and NGOs. 2. Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2008

1. Provided strategic support to the Govt in response to the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS. 2. UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS established & chaired by UNICEF. 3. Visit of Dr. Nafis Sadik, UN Sec-Gen’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS for Asia and the Pacific on 25-31 May 2008. Various consultation meetings held with Ministry of Health and key stakeholders. 4. Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2008 with PT Foundation, through a public advocacy & awareness event

$5,000.00 $4,331.00

       
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * Capacity building & advocacy for HIV/AIDS related issues, eg. National harm reduction programme.

1. Consultation meetings with key stakeholders, Malaysian AIDS Council and NGOs. 2. Media Advocacy Dialogue 3. Dialogue/ Workshop on HIV/AIDS awareness with various communities

1.Enhanced collaboration with the various stakeholders & NGOs to advocate on issues in response to National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS. 2. HIV/AIDS Media Awareness Campaign – collaboration with PT Foundation on AIDS Memorial Day, an advocacy event to raise awareness on the needs for prevention and containment of HIV/AIDS. 3. HIV/AIDS programmes supported by individual UN agencies.

$5,000.00

       
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Enhanced HIV/AIDS awareness/information.

Briefing/Talk to all UN staff on HIV/AIDS prevention.

       
Other

Coordination of UNCT's activities on HIV/AIDS related issues in support of the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and National Harm Reduction Programme. HIV/AIDS Technical Coordinator recruited and commenced work on 1 Nov 2008. UNAIDS Regional Office in Bangkok provided financial assistance for this position.

$7,303.00

       
Human Rights
Application of Human Right Based Approach Support initiatives on human right based approach thru capacity building for enforcement agencies.

A high level dialogue with key enforcement officials on good enforcement practices.

1.Compliance to the recommendations of the Committee of the CRC, with a special focus on the existing reservations to the CRC - A workshop on "Int. Human Rights Instruments: Compliance with the CRC", in partnership with AG Chamber of M'sia and with Prof Jaap Doek, former Chairperson of the CRC Committee was organised. 2. Reinforced the vision of the UDHR as a commitment to universal dignity and justice - A Human Rights Debate held in commemoration of Human Rights Day 2009 and 60th Anniversary of UDHR. This resulted in awareness raising of young people and media.

$10,000.00 $6,018.00

       
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems Initiatives to promote good governance and freedom of speech.

Commemoration of World Press Freedom Day - Workshop on creating space for dialogue - press freedom. Collaboration with National Human Rights Institution.

1. UNCT attended event to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. 2. OHCHR coordinated inputs from NGOs in Malaysia in order to come up with a systematic and well-structured NGO Report to be submitted to the OHCHR in September 2008 as an input to Malaysia’s UPR session to be held in February 2009 in Geneva - 1st National Consultation of Malaysian NGOs on the Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council held on 15 Aug. 2008. Event supported by OHCHR Regional Office.

$10,000.00

       
Other

       
Coordination of Humanitarian/Natural Disaster Operations
Coordination of humanitarian operations

       
Preparation of crisis prevention/natural disaster operations/plans

       
Contingency Plan initiatives

1. Capacity building on Disaster Risk Reduction. Conference organised by OCHA and attended by UNCT. Disaster Risk Reduction Plan updated by the Malaysian Authorities. 2. Support Avian and Pandemic Influenza Coordination - a. UNCT Focal Points attended Regional Workshops on Avian and Pandemic Influenza. b. AI Simulation Exercise conducted. c. UNCT Avian and Pandemic Influenza Contingency Plan updated. d. Communication Plan was developed for the AI Contingency Plan.

$4,958.00

       
Other

Response to Global Food Crisis - 1. Concept Paper outlining the various aspects of the food crisis as it affects Malaysia prepared. It identified immediate, medium and long term measures and strategies to respond to the challenges of the crisis. Document shared with Govt. 2. A Joint Action Forum involving civil society & various communities held to discuss the issues related to the food crisis in Malaysia. The recommendations were submitted to the Government, as civil society’s inputs to the country’s response to the food crisis.

$8,689.00

       
Security
Security Management Team Security Management Team in-place

Quarterly meetings of SMT

Reviewed and recommended improvements to the existing security system for Malaysia. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for UN Building reviewed/approved by SMT for implementation in 2009.Safety and security of UN premises and staff reinforced.

       
UNCT Security Plan Security System in-place

Security System in-place

1. Security Risk Assessment Plan updated. 2. Security Training conducted for all UN Staff 3. Warden Plan finalized and training for UN staff in Malaysia conducted.

       
Other

       
Common Services and Premises
Planned initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness of UN operations, incl. common administrative services and common arrangements in support of programme delivery (including Joint Office initiative) Common UN house in-place

Common UN house and common services established.

Common UN House and common services (travel procurement) established.

$1,000.00 $780.00

       
Planned initiatives on common premises

       
Other

       
Other (specify)
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 2: UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications
Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan Strengthened communications strategy

1. Regular meetings with key national media agencies 2. Media awareness creation

1. Enhanced media relationships 2. Greater media awareness of UN activities in Malaysia and raised UN profile in Malaysia.

$5,000.00

       
Other

       
Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy
Development/implementation of RM strategy

       
Other

       
Result Area 3: Non-Resident UN Agencies
Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes
Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming Support Non-Resident Agencies Requests (e.g.Missions)

Provide ad-hoc services to Non-Resident UN Agencies

Facilitated visit of (1) Dr. Nafis Sadik, UN Sec-Gen’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS for Asia and the Pacific on 25-31 May 2008. Various consultation meetings held with Ministry of Health and key stakeholders. (2) Mr. Wilfred Lemke, UN Sec-Gen Special Adviser on Sports and Devt. on 3-6 Nov. 2008. Sports related activities in relation to development, especially in the context of marginalized groups discussed.

       
Other

       
Result Area 4: Coordination Capacity of the UNCT
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity
RCO Staffing Professional support to RC and UNCT

1. Effective coordination of UNCT activities 2. Communication Officer in-place 3. RC Coordination Officer in-place

1. Effective coordination of UNCT activities. 2. RC Support Staff in-place

$28,000.00 $26,761.00

       
Materials/Equipment

       
Training of UN staff Strengthened RC support

l. Training for RC support staff

Stress Management briefing conducted for Focal Points of each UN agency. Reviewed stress related issues affecting personal lives and jobs of staff resulting in better stress management.

$3,000.00 $314.00

       
Other Enhanced UNCT partnership with Govt.

1. Regular UNCT meetings with national stakeholders. 2. Regular UNCT meetings

1. Regular UNCT meetings held with national stakeholders 2. Monthly UNCT meetings held. 3. UNCT Retreat held in Jan. 2008 4. Joint UNICEF/UNDP Business Continuity Workshop conducted & Business Continuity Plan developed. 5. UN M'sia Website developed 6. Commemoration of UN Day 2008 - advocacy event with the promotion of peace messages and the involvement of youth

$5,000.00 $13,320.00

       

TOTAL $117,000.00 $78,046.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,303.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00



   Joint Programmes


         *** no joint programmes reported ***






   Coordination Procedures and Practices

Coordination practices and procedures
CP Results Recommendations to DGO
UNICEF took over the leadership of the UNCT HIV/AIDS Theme Group in March 2008. The Members of the Theme Group were actively involved in the mobilization of funding from the UNAIDS Regional Office in Bangkok for the recruitment of a UNCT HIV/AIDS Technical Coordinator to strengthen the substantive, strategic and joint programming, coordination capacity of the UNCT on HIV and AIDS. This was successfully accomplished by the last quarter of 2008, laying the groundwork for a scaling-up of joint UNCT programming in the area of HIV/AIDS in 2009 and beyond.

Transaction costs:
Achievements:Recruitment of a UNCT HIV/AIDS Technical Coordinator with funding from UNAIDS Regional Office in Bangkok.
Lessons learned:



   2009 Workplan

2009 Workplan
KEY RESULTS AREA Expected Outputs Perf. Indicators Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional support needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF UN Agencies Other
Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Coordination for Results (WORKPLAN09)
UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy/MD and MDGs plan UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP Support for the UNCT's Strategy & Workplan based on the specific comparative advantage of each UN agency, including support for, participation in & contribution to the new Theme Group and Task Forces created according to the comparative advantage & expertise of each Agency.

1. Support for and participation of each UN agency in their area of expertise: (a) Gender Task Force to strengthen and promote gender equality, empowerment, and CEDAW compliance (UNFPA); (b) promotion of children's rights, elimination of violence against children & engagement of young people (UNICEF); (c) support for national efforts in poverty eradication and reducing inequality (UNDP); (d) leadership and coordination of international action to protect the rights and well-being of refugees (UNHCR); (f) surveillance data on health related matters (WHO); (g) research on global public health matters (UNU-IIGH); (h) development of a MDG report with disaggregated data on MDG indicators for Malaysia (UNCT) 2. Support by agencies to the two Theme Groups (eg. HIV/AIDS) in their specific areas of expertise. (eg. UNICEF on HIV/AIDS and vulnerable children; UNU-IIGH on HIV/AIDS research; UNHCR on HIV/AIDS and refugees; UNDP on HIV/AIDS national planning; WHO on HIV/AIDS surveillance. 3. Financial Funding: USD5000 (UNDP); USD5000 (UNICEF); USD 2500 (WHO)

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

01/12/2009
UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives *

UN support to capacity development strategies

UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 *

Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

Other

Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc

UN support to aid coordination/management

Other

UNDAF/Common Programming Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * Not applicable since there is no UNDAF in Malaysia.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Preparation of CCA/UNDAF

Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework *

UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation

Other

Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (drawing from your UNDAF Annual Review)

Joint Programmes6 Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes *

M&E of Joint Programmes

Other

HACT Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country * Support for implementation of HACT and roll-out in 2009

1. HACT roll-out in Jan. 2009 2. Completion of Macro & Micro Assessments 3. Use of the FACE from by Implementing Partners

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

01/09/2009
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT HACT roll-out in 2009 and full implementation.

Proactive follow-up to ensure HACT compliance.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other

Gender Equality UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.)

Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality. Formation of a Gender Task Force to strengthen and promote gender equality, empowerment, and CEDAW compliance (UNFPA to coordinate)

1.Seminars and training to advocate and promote gender equality,empowerment, and CEDAW compliance 2. Advocacy of Sec-Gen's campaign on "Unite to end Violence" with stakeholders 3. UNFPA funding: USD5000

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

01/12/2009
Other Support gender mainstreaming in individual UN agencies.

Training on gender related isseus for UN staff.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

01/09/2009
HIV/AIDS Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * Support for and active participation in and contribution to joint HIV/AIDS strategy and programmes of the HIV/AIDS Theme Group

1. Programmes in support of NSP 2006-2010 and technical support for the preparation of NSP 2011-2015 2. Participation in the Country Coordinating Mechanism in support of M'sia's participation in the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria, and provision of technical inputs in areas of comparative advantage and mandate. 3. Financial Funding: USD15,000 for the position of HIV/AIDS Technical Coordinator (UNICEF); USD2500 (WHO); USD5000 (UNU-IIGH); USD175,000 for HIV/AIDS programming (UNAIDS); USD40,000 for the position of HIV/AIDS Technical Coordinator (UNAIDS)

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

15/12/2009
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * Technical support to programmes on scaling-up National Harm Reduction Programme, HIV/STI surveillance system, address issues related to feminisation of the AIDS epidemic.

Contribute to development & implementation of Joint UNCT programmes in response to national harm reduction programme and other related issues.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

15/12/2009
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * HIV/AIDS training for individual agency staff

Training of all UN staff on HIV/AIDS awareness

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

01/09/2009
Other

Human Rights Application of Human Right Based Approach Active participation and contribution to UNCT strategy on Human Rights and development (individual agencies).

1. Creation of a Theme Group on Human Rights and development and workplan. 2. Agreement on a UNCT workplan. 3. Contribution to joint UNCT programmes on human rights and development 4. Advocate M'sian Govt to ratify core UN human rights convention or treaties 5. Follow-up of recommendations from the UPR report in specific areas by each UN agency 6. Advance human rights education in M'sia 7. Financial funding: USD10,000 (UNHCR)

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

10/12/2009
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems Development of a strategy and workplan on human rights and development.

1. Creation of a Theme Group on Human Rights and development. 2. Implementation of strategy and workplan 3. Possible financial funding from OHCHR Regional Office in Bangkok

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/03/2009
Other

Common Services and Premises Planned initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness of UN operations, incl. common administrative services and common arrangements in support of programme delivery (including Joint Office initiative) Common UN House and common services established.

1. MOU with each Agency signed. 2. Common services (eg. Travel, security guards) enhanced.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Planned initiatives on common premises

Other (specify)

Other (specify) Other (specify)

Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN09)
Preparedness Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors 1. Consolidation of the Avian Flu Contingency Plan and the Disaster Risk Reduction Plan. 2. Participation and contribution of individual UN agencies in their respective areas of expertise.

1. Provision of technical support to National Plan on Avian and Human Influenza preparedness (WHO); 2. Support for National Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction

$1,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Relief Coordination of humanitarian operations

Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

Development of a response plan

Other (specify)

Advocy

Resource mobilization

UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN09)
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan Support for the development and implementation of specific elements of the UNCT communications and advocacy strategy and plan.

1. Participation of individual UN agencies in a new UNCT Task Force on Communications and advocacy and contribution of significant staff time to it (UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP) 2. Joint communication messages developed in Theme Group areas and to enhance the overall UN profile in the country.

$5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify)

Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy Development/implementation of RM strategy

Other (specify)

Security Management (WORKPLAN09)
Security Duty station specific security risk assessment (SRA) for all locations in the country where UN staff are present Support for the implementation of the comprehensive security system for UN staff and UN premises in M'sia

1. Each agency to ensure MOSS and MORSS compliance at all its facilities. 2. Each agency to complete Security Risk Assessment for its individual units and facilities.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Implementation of mitigating measures as identified in SRA

Other

Up to date security plan

Security Management Team Effective and comprehensive security system implemented for UN staff and UN premises in M'sia.

1. Leadership in ensuring full implementation of MOSS and MORSS 2. Updated Country Security Risk Assessment completed and approved

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

30/06/2009
Implementation of security training for staff Security training for all UN Staff.

Training of all UN Staff on Security awareness

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

30/09/2009
Non-Resident UN Agencies (WORKPLAN09)
Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming Proactive engagement with non-resident UN agencies and regional institutions by each UN resident agency.

Each UN agency actively engaged with Non-Resident UN agencies in their areas of work.

$1,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify)

Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN09)
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity RCO Staffing Human and financial resources provided for RC function/unit and better coordination for a strengthened and more substantive RC support function/unit.

1. Recruitment of a RC Specialist. 2. Financial contribution make to UNCT workplan. 3. Human Resouces confirmed to at least one Theme Group or Task Force 4. More active coordination between UN agencies who are members of the UNCT.

$80,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Materials/Equipment

Training of UN staff Better coordination and a strengthened RC function/unit.

Training for RC support staff.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify) Enhanced UNCT relationship with Govt and non-govt. stakeholders.

1. Periodic UNCT meetings with national stakeholders 2. Regular UNCT meetings

$10,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009

TOTAL $123,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00